Region Overview- Emilia Romagna

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EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Emilia-Romagna, located in the north of Italy, is so named for the road called the Aemelia, which was built by the Romans to cross from the capital on the Western Coast over to the Adriatic Sea. It is famed for being the food capital of Italy, producing such international favorites as Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, and of course Lasagna Bolognese. It also boasts a superior Viticultural sector, and is 4th among Italy’s 20 regions for wine production. 33% of its wines are DOC/DOCG recognized, and 60% are reds. Of all the wines produced in Emilia-Romagna, the best known is Lambrusco. A native vine with a 2,000 year old history in the land, it is true staple in the Italian diet, and has been for centuries. Indeed, when the Seven Country Study was conducted in the early 20th century, scientists were intrigued by how the Emiliani could remain so fit, despite their high-fat diet. Soon after, it was discovered that it was the properities of the Lambrusco grapes that helped to break down the cholesterol.

IMPORTANT GRAPE VARIETIES: IMPORTANT WINE TYPES:
White Red
  • Malvasia
  • Trebbiano
  • Ortrugo
  • Sauvignon Blanc (Spergola)
  • Muller Thurgau
  • Moscato
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Tocai
  • Garganega
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Pignoletto
  • Lambrusco
  • Lancellotta
  • Bonarda
  • Sangiovese
  • Dolcetto
  • Marzemino
  • Montepulciano
  • Pinot Nero
  • Cagnina
White Red
  • Moscato
  • Albana
  • Bianco di Scandiano
  • Montuni
  • Pagadebit
  • Trebbiano
  • Lambrusco
  • Sangiovese
  • Colli Bolognesi
  • Colli di Parma
  • Colli Piacentini
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